Young driver Lando Norris was once again the man of the weekend in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Two wins and a second place at the Nürburgring (D) saw the Brit from Volkswagen customer team Carlin extend his lead in the overall standings in what is widely regarded as the most prestigious junior series. Norris refused to be put out of his stride by the rainy Eifel weather at the start of Saturday’s opening race on the 3.629-kilometre sprint circuit.
The youngster finished well ahead of his compatriot Jake Hughes (GB, Mercedes), who came home second. Hughes won race two on Sunday, with Norris finishing runner-up in dry conditions. The order was reversed again in the third and final race of the weekend Norris won, followed by Hughes. Norris now has 381 points to his name in the overall standings. With six races remaining, he leads Maximilian Günther (D) by 73 points. As such, Norris could wrap up the drivers’ title at the penultimate race weekend in Spielberg (A) from 23 to 24 September.
Lando Norris (GB), F3 Dallara Volkswagen-Spiess #31
I controlled the pace and felt very comfortable in the car. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend perhaps even one of the best of my career. I am now focussing on the next races at the Red Bull Ring.
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